Agustin ‘Augie’ Beltran of Oakdale was elected as the chair of the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) for the 2016-2017 fiscal year by his colleagues at the June 23-24 Board meeting in Garden Grove.
Beltran was one of three officers chosen to lead the 15-member Board that directs administrative policies to regulate California’s construction industry and protect consumers from contractor misconduct. In addition to Mr. Beltran’s appointment as chair, Kevin Albanese Jr. of San Jose was chosen to serve as Board Vice Chair, and Marlo Richardson of Playa Del Rey selected as Board Secretary.
Beltran currently serves as the President and Director of Public and Governmental Relations for the Northern California Carpenters Regional Council. Since beginning his career as a carpenter apprentice in 1989, Beltran has worked in various facets of the construction industry. He also has served on several government boards since 1997, including the Lathrop City Council from 2000-2004, and the Delta Protection Commission from 2002-2004. He also was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve from 1985-1993. Beltran was first appointed to the CSLB by Senate Rules Committee in 2014, and his term continues through June 2017.
Albanese is the President and CEO of Joseph J. Albanese, Inc., a Northern California concrete contractor. Richardson is a lieutenant with the Los Angeles Airport Police Division, where she has worked since 1999.
In related news, longtime CSLB Board member Robert Lamb of Cypress attended his last official meeting, and was honored for his 10 years of service in various capacities on the Board.